About Meanderman

Retired 30-year Air Force veteran, began RVing in 1974 and have owned eight RVs over the years. One trailer, one slide-in, four 5th wheels, and two motor homes. Currently in our 12th year of full timing and volunteering as interpretive hosts and environmental educators.

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Reviews

Review Count: 395
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 61

Valley View RV Park, Ely, Nevada

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

Convenient to the highway, with fairly level gravel pull-throughs near the front of the park. Friendly folks at check-in. A bit tricky navigating the pull-through between the trees for big rigs, but doable. Trees blocked the satellite, but there were plenty of OTA channels available and a an extensive cable selection. Verizon cell and data were strong, and the park WiFi worked well. Plenty of truck noise throughout the night, otherwise a quality stay. We camped at Valley View RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

Review Count: 395
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 61

Hawk's Nest Tionesta, Tionesta, California

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

This is a nice park a bit out off the beaten track but convenient to Lava Beds NM and wildlife refuges. Very friendly owner, quiet and secluded, and easy maneuvering for big rigs. Sites are roomy, finely packed gravel, and without grass. While shaded, there's room for a clear shot to TV satellites although and are a surprising number of OTA channels. Verizon cell and data were very good. We experienced occasional fluctuating voltage which caused our surge protector to shut down our power. Overall a comfortable stay in an area with few options. We camped at Hawk's Nest Tionesta in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 395
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 61

Tulelake - Butte Valley Fairgrounds, Tulelake, California

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

We had plans to spend two nights here, and were told by phone that there were many open sites (Their Passport America Ad advertises 70 sites). On arrival, we found that there were only 24 sites with hookups, and only a few with 50A power, and most were taken by waterfowl hunters. Sites are grass, which was long, and not very level. The first site we tried was a 50A site but our surge protector displayed a "reverse polarity" error and wouldn't connect. We tried two others, both 30A with the same error reading. As a result, we left without staying. We camped at Tulelake - Butte Valley Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Grass

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

Review Count: 395
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 61

Seven Feathers RV Resort, Canyonville, Oregon

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

There simply aren't any more positive adjectives left to describe this park, so I won't try. Instead, I'll focus on the value. There simply isn't another park that features the atmosphere, amenities, and focus on customer satisfaction for the price of less than $40/night. The shuttle bus will take you to the casino, but also into town for shopping with no charge. Don't pass this amazing place, it's hands down the best along I-5. We camped at Seven Feathers RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

Review Count: 395
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 61

The Mill Casino RV Park, North Bend, Oregon

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

Rate is discounted rate for frequent players and included full hookups. This has become our favorite stop when traveling through the area. The staff and check-in is more like a hotel than an RV Park, and you pay at checkout. Discounts are offered for dining at the casino. All paved interior roads and sites, both back-in and pull-through, and most have a view of Coos Bay. Hookups are convenient and the cable TV worked well. Wi-Fi worked sporadically depending on time of day, and Verizon cell/4G was strong. No obstructions to rooftop satellites. A very well maintained and professionally operated park; we'll return again. We camped at The Mill Casino RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 395
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 61

Robbin's Nest RV Park, Bandon, Oregon

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

A small park with easy access to highway 101 and convenient to Bandon. Interior roads and sites are gravel with extra long pull-thrus, grass, fire ring, and picnic table. Very friendly and helpful host checked to see if our stay was comfortable. Fenced and very quiet at night. Verizon cell/4g were strong, and there were no obstructions to rooftop satellite. A convenient, quiet, and reasonably priced stay for an overnight or longer; we'll visit again. We camped at Robbin's Nest RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby

Review Count: 395
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 61

Rice Hill RV Park, Oakland, Oregon

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Beautifully maintained park convenient to I-5, fuel stops, and restaurants, yet fairly quiet at night. Paved interior roads and sites, with long pull-thrus, grass, and table. Row one sites are sloped downward, and our site's sewer location required and extension. Good hookups, WiFi, and cable TV, and Verizon service was strong. No obstructions to rooftop satellite dish. Very friendly and helpful check in. Not much in the area, but a great place to overnight while traveling. We camped at Rice Hill RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

Review Count: 395
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 61

Silver Spur RV Park, Silverton, Oregon

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Well-maintained, large RV park convenient to Silverton, Oregon Gardens, and Silver Falls. Interior roads and sites are gravel, with long pull-throughs that are level. Grass and small trees, with picnic table at each site. Good cable TV and Wi-Fi, and Verizon service was strong. No obstructions to the TV satellites. Very friendly and professional staff. Some road noise but fairly quiet at night. We'll return. We camped at Silver Spur RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 395
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 61

Cascade Meadows RV Resort, La Pine, Oregon

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $21.00
Overall Rating:

This "resort" is in an open field next to busy highway 97, without trees or paved roads/sites. Roads are dusty and potholed, and the gravel pull-thrus, while long and very spacious on each side, are not level. The picnic table at our site was too warped to be of use, and the sewer hookup was far back in the site and required and extension. No cable, little OTA, but no obstructions to TV satellites. WiFi was intermittent, but Verizon cell/4G was good. Unlike others, we found the road noise to be very intrusive, and trains, at least two during the night, added to the noise factor. We'll look for a quieter park next time we're in the area. We camped at Cascade Meadows RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
c18
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 395
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 61

The Narrows RV Park, Princeton, Oregon

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $14.00
Overall Rating:

Rate is Passport America. Large, open park with long, level gravel pull-thrus. Each site has a patio, table, grill table, and fire ring, and a small tree, all convenient to the front of the RV. Good hookups, but WiFi didn't work during our stay. Cable TV was good, and Verizon cell/4G were slow due to the remote location. Convenient to the wildlife refuge and Steens Mountain, but not much in the area. On-site restaurant was open seven days a week along with small store. Nice stay at the PA rate but not at the full rate. We camped at The Narrows RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Malheur Wildlife Refuge is one of the premier birding locations in the US, but bring plenty of mosquito repellant. The Steens Mountain scenic loop is surprisingly scenic and shouldn't be missed.

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Review Count: 395
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 61

Vale Trails RV Park , Vale, Oregon

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

Nice, tree-shaded park convenient to Highway 20 and Vale. Interior roads and sites are gravel with long, level pull-thrus. Water and electric are at the back of the site and may be a problem. Limited Cable TV and little chance of viewing TV satellites through the trees. Very good WiFi, and Verizon cell/4G were strong. Helpful and friendly lady in the office. Quiet and dark at night. A nice stay, we'll visit again. We camped at Vale Trails RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
23
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

Review Count: 395
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 61

Swiftwater RV Park & Store, White Bird, Idaho

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

Rate is Passport America. This is a well-maintained, small park that is very difficult for large motor homes or fifth-wheels to enter and maneuver into sites. Coming from the south, the entry is at least a 60-degree left turn and cannot be made by most motor homes without swinging into a parking area across the road. Center pull-thrus are short, and riverfront sites, which are pull-in for motor homes, require unhooking the tow to maneuver into the site. No cable, and WiFi is extremely slow. Verizon cell/data were unusable. Trees surrounding the park make it difficult to use rooftop satellites. Nice view of the river once you're parked. A great park for small to medium-sized RVs. We camped at Swiftwater RV Park & Store in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

Review Count: 395
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 61

Clearwater Crossing RV Park, Orofino, Idaho

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

This is a nice park where site selection makes it average or well above. We'd been here before, so selected a long pull thru site (21) across from the office. This gave us an unobstructed view of the river, large area with landscaping, and a table. The host is a sweet lady who stopped by to make sure we had everything we needed. No train noise while we were there, and not much interior traffic. WiFi and cable were good, and Verizon cell/4G worked well. No obstructions to the TV satellites. Access requires driving through the hardware store parking lot and across uneven railroad tracks with a short dusty section, but take it slow and it's no problem. We'll stay here again. We camped at Clearwater Crossing RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
21
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

Review Count: 395
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 61

Square Dance Center and Campground, Lolo, Montana

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Price reflects weekly rate. Nice parks with full hookups are scarce in this area, and this has become our park of choice when in the area. Very friendly staff, forest-like atmosphere, and large sites combine to make this a worthwhile stay. Strong free WiFi and very good cable, and Verizon cell/4G were also good. Lots of trees but some sites have a clear view of the TV satellites. Some dust and tree sap, but not enough to detract from the experience. We'll stay here again. We camped at Square Dance Center and Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
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Review Count: 395
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 61

Fairmont RV Park, Anaconda, Montana

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

Well off the interstate, the park is average except in price. Check-in was by a disinterested office clerk, although her assistant was friendly and helpful. Gravel interior roads and sites, with a sewer hookup that was too far to the rear to use without an extension. Sites are above medium sized with grass and trees; however, there's room for a clear view of the TV satellites. Verizon cell/4G were strong, and the free WiFi was spotty. Next to a hot springs resort, but otherwise not much in the immediate area. Without a specific reason to spend time here, the overnight price is excessive and we'll look elsewhere when traveling through the area. We camped at Fairmont RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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